Applicants should possess one of the following qualifications or their international equivalents:
- A Levels with minimum grades of DD
- BTEC National Diploma with minimum grades of MPP
- Other Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least 48 UCAS points
- GCSEs: Applicants should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9, including English and Maths, or their equivalents.
International Applicants: We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. Additionally, an IELTS score of 6 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or another approved language test, is required.
Home student/School leaver under 21
The standard entry requirements are DD at A-level, IB 25 or other equivalent alternative qualifications. Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity.
Mature Home student (over 21)
The age range of our student body varies from those who have recently completed A-levels (or equivalent) to more mature students. Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from mature students. Your experience in the world of work will be considered alongside any qualifications you hold.
We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student, you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country. For countries not listed, we will use ECCTIS to establish the equivalence of your qualifications to entry requirements. A recognised formal English language test will be required.
English Language Requirements
If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component. (Other recognised English test are listed here https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements). There may also be an interview assessment. If your English language level is below the entry requirements you will be expected to complete our pre-sessional English language programme. You do not need to apply separately for this programme, your offer will include the necessary pre-sessional English term(s).
The University is a UKVI Student Sponsor.
Please note that the first nine months of this programme constitute the Foundation stage. Students are expected to pass in all the Foundation modules with an overall average of 60% in order to progress to the second year stage of the course.
You may apply either through the national UCAS university admissions system or at any time directly to the University using our own online application form. Our UCAS code is B90.
Each application is considered on its own merit. You may be invited for an informal interview. If you are an international student the informal interview will be held on Microsoft Teams.
Our Admissions Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us on +44 (0)1280 820227 or get in touch via our contact form.
Student Contract for prospective students
When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the student contract between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the student contract in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the student contract contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer. Read the Student Contract.